NPR features a new slippery coating for medical devices, developed with the Wyss Institute, that repels blood and bacteria and prevents clotting. The coating is also reported in a Scientific American podcast.
Professor Aizenberg is selected for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honor society of scientists, scholars, writers, artists, and civic and corporate leaders working together to solve the world's most pressing challenges.
Alex's just-published paper on making extremely durable, corrosion-resistant steel coatings is featured in the BBC podcast Science in Action (starting at 14:08 minutes). Read more about the work in a Harvard press release.
Joanna was awarded the George Ledlie Prize, given by the President and Fellows of Harvard College to someone who has "by research, discovery, or otherwise made the most valuable contribution to science, or in any way for the benefit of mankind.”
When George Ledlie, Harvard Class of 1884, died in 1927 he left Harvard a $1,000 bequest with very specific instructions: The income generated by the gift was to “be paid not oftener than once in every two years as a prize to a person in any way connected with said University, who, in the judgment of said University since the last awarding of the said prize, has by research, discovery or otherwise made the most valuable contribution to science, or in any way for the benefit of mankind …”
The new director of ARPA-E (the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy) singles out SLIPS as a prime example of translation of basic science into a high-impact energy-saving application, in an interview in Innovation.
Ling won the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization's Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award for his work using high-resolution tomography to develop a fundamental understanding of the mechanical and multifunctional design of biological materials. Read more here.
The MRS Medal recognizes a specific outstanding recent discovery or advancement, which is expected to have a major impact on the progress of a materials-related field. Joanna Aizenberg has been awarded a Medal “for developing new synthesis routes inspired by biological principles for the fabrication of advanced complex multifunctional materials and devices.”
The Havinga Foundation of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry of Leiden University, The Netherlands, has awarded Joanna Aizenberg the Havinga Medal. The Medal is awarded to a distinguished chemical scientist who is a leader in groundbreaking fundamental and applied molecular research. You can read about the Havinga Medal at http://www....Read more about Havinga Medal
The Solvay Chair in Chemistry is awarded to a distinguished scientist. The task of the chair holder is to give a series of lectures on a subject related to her/his research activities, plus an opening lecture intended to a broader audience
We are very excited to let you know that the PionEar team (led by Ida Pavlichenko from our group and Nicole Black from the Lewis lab) won top prize in the life science track of the seventh annual President’s Innovation Challenge at the Harvard Innovation Labs.
Today, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) announced that Joanna Aizenberg, Ph.D., has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). She is recognized for her exceptional “contributions to [the] understanding of biological systems and bioinspired materials design”.